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Photo courtesy of Paul Bunyan Land, via Facebook
Photo courtesy of Paul Bunyan Land, via Facebook
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Strong Storms Damage North Central Minnesota

Severe thunderstorms that pushed through parts of Minnesota closed roads, cut power, delayed a county fair opening and toppled a huge Babe the Blue Ox statue at Paul Bunyan Land. Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl says emergency crews are working to open roads closed by falling trees and branches and restore power.

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Jeffrey Gerdes (Crow Wing County Jail)
Jeffrey Gerdes (Crow Wing County Jail)
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Brainerd Police: Man Followed Boys into Bathroom at Baseball Game

A Maple Grove man is facing charges after police say he followed 11 to 13 year old boys into a bathroom at a Brainerd youth baseball tournament. Police were called to a baseball field in Bane Park, in the 1700 block of 7th Street South, shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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Tony Stalboerger (Photo: Crow Wing County Jail)
Tony Stalboerger (Photo: Crow Wing County Jail)
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Man Seriously Hurt in Brainerd Bar Stabbing

A Brainerd man was arrested Friday for allegedly stabbing another man in a downtown Brainerd bar. Police say they arrested 44-year-old Troy Stalboerger after he stabbed a 24-year-old man in the Iron Rail Saloon at about 10:45 p.m.

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Body Found in Brainerd Lake Believed to Be Missing Man

Brainerd police say a body recovered from a lake apparently is that of a missing 23-year-old man.

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(Photo: Executive Express Facebook page)
(Photo: Executive Express Facebook page)
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Executive Express Acquires Lakes Express in Brainerd

A local transportation business will be growing their services. Executive Express will soon acquire Lakes Express shuttle service out of Brainerd.

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Police: Minnesota Report of Needle in Candy was Hoax

Police in central Minnesota say a report of a needle being found in a child's Halloween candy was a hoax. Brainerd police said Monday an investigation found the child had fabricated the incident.

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Pillsbury State Forest, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Pillsbury State Forest, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Dayton Sees Storm Damage, Says Brainerd’s Open For Business

After meeting with resort owners who were hit by recent severe thunderstorms, Gov. Mark Dayton declared the Brainerd lakes area "open for business." Dayton visited the Brainerd area Friday. Reports say he took a helicopter survey of the damage and heard the concerns of resort owners.

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Photo Courtesy of  the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Photo Courtesy of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
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Brainerd Chamber: ‘We’re Still Open for Family Vacations’

The Brainerd Lakes Area is still open for the family vacations and fun time. That's the message from Brainerd Lakes Chamber president Matt Kilian. He says storms that tore through the Brainerd area on Sunday night closed some resorts and displaced more than 900 vacationers around Gull Lake.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON News
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Man’s Body Recovered After Downtown Brainerd Apartment Fire

Firefighters have recovered the body of a man hours after a fire broke out in his apartment in downtown Brainerd.

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Minnesota State Patrol, Twitter
Minnesota State Patrol, Twitter
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Brainerd Woman Dead in Crow Wing County Rollover

A Brainerd woman is dead after a rollover in Crow Wing County. The incident happened on Monday at 2:30 p.m.

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